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When the government puts all its rotten criminal eggs in one airborne basket, it's asking for trouble. Before you can say, "Pass the barf bag," the crooks control the plane, led by creepy Cyrus "The Virus" Grissom. Watching his every move is the just-released Cameron Poe, who'd rather reunite with his family. The action climaxes with an incredible crash sequence in Las Vegas.
(Part 4 of "Arielrocks5’s List of films to do for Todd Gaines’ Challenge! (George Lucas Speical Edition Gen X Director’s Cut)"
Challenge: "A movie listed on my favorite mullets list")
So, did you ever wonder what a Spike Jonze/Charlie Kaufman actors reunion would look like if told by a guy who would make Michael Bay say "Maybe you should tone it down!", on top of featuring the greatest hair piece ever put on an actor?
You'd get this masterpiece.
I'm dead serious. THIS SHIT IS GLORIOUS!
The last time I had this much fun watching an action movie was with "Mad Max: Fury Road", which is saying a lot, now ain't it? Expect this movie features Nicolas Cage, so it's…
Is there a six star option?
When it comes to Con Air, there are two kinds of people:-
1) People who think Con Air is fucking awesome.
2) People who I don't want to talk to.
"The last Mohican is burning, man!"
I hadn't seen this movie since it came out more than 15 years ago. I didn't much care for it then, but I have to confess I LOOOOOOOOOVED it today. What played as a ridiculously dumb action film then now hit me as a deliberately silly action comedy. There are some choices that were probably meant to play straight that have since aged into unintentional majesty (like the de rigueur Bruckheimer radio-friendly pop song that is hilariously dated AND so completely inappropriate for the material, LeAnn Rimes' "How Do I Live"), but for the most part this movie is deliciously self-aware.
The action is all rock solid, and the cast is impossibly great: John Cusack, Steve Buscemi, Danny Trejo, Ving…
Loud, large, and spectacular, Simon West's "Con Air" is an action film that is both ridiculous and sublime. Crafted to make pulses pound while viewers' eyes are glued to their screens, the film never apologizes for its combination of jet fuel, gun powder, heart, and muscle. The film revels joyfully in its higher-than-high-octane craziness. Everything about the film is played to unsubtle and unaturally noisy volumes, but there is no doubting the sheer action bliss that "Con Air" provides.
The story is a silly as it effective: after being sentence to prison for an act of self defense, Nicolas Cage's Cameron Poe is due to be released. Flying home on a cargo plane full of dangerous convicts, Poe's situation becomes…
Sometimes the mere mention of a film in someone's review can give you that urge to watch something. Steve Grzesiak's review of Passenger 57 touched on an action classic in the shape of Con Air. It's cheesy, it's implausible, but it's wickedly entertaining in that no holds barred thrilling action style the late nineties doted on.
Simon West's film has more than just Nicolas Cage to carry it. Cage plays a former US Ranger who is jailed in the opening credits for killing a man during a bar brawl that threatened his unborn daughter. Serving seven years, he's on a prison transport plane home to Alabama and release, as the rest of the inmates are on their way to a…
When somebody tells you that ''The Shawshank Redemption'' or maybe ''2001: A Space Odessy'' is the greatest film ever made, I need you to slap them in the face because clearly, they are fucking liars.
CON AIR ist Bruckheimerscher Action-Overkill mit Figuren wie aus einem Tom & Jerry - Zeichentrickfilm. Völlig überkandidelt, aber gerade deshalb auch weitgehend toll.
Likely the most remarkable cast ever assembled for a movie of this kind.
All this over a bunny!
Con Air is a film I've always loved and got comfort from. I remember one year in year 10, I was off school for a full week with a horrible case of flu. I tried watching a number of things but felt too ill to watch them. In the end, I whopped this on. And... Even though it's the most adrenaline fueling shit I've ever seen in my entire life, it really as a strangely comforting experience. I can't put my finger on it, so I wont try explaining. But it calmed me down, yet riled me up at the same time and helped my fuel off the germ I had.
Con Air is a…
You know how I usually have a memorable quote from the movie at the start of my reviews? Well, Con Air has about 30 of them to choose from. That being said, there's really only one you can start with:
"Put the bunny back in the box."
Boom. Expect more of those. Anyway, on with the review.
"Define irony: bunch of idiots dancing on a plane to a song made famous by a band that died in a plane crash."
Objectively speaking, Con Air is not the greatest of the many action movies that can be considered Die Hard clones (i.e. movies that copied Die Hard's formula of a hero trapped in a confined location). That honour probably belongs to…
This was on IFC and I hadn't seen it since I saw it in the Drive-in when it first came out. Was hoping for action-y fun, but it was as shitty as I remembered.
While watching this, my wife and I remembered that Game 7 of the World Series was on. We switched over during the eighth inning, enjoyed two hours of some the most intense baseball, and then watched the last 45 minutes of Con Air. It was a great night and a more innocent time.
Such a guilty pleasure movie.
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
Help me out with this one guys.
"It's Mission Impossible!" is the true peak of cinéma.